5 Red Flags, Showing you’re in an Abusive Gut-Health Relationship

Gut Health is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. Bacteria assists in the digestion of the foods you eat, absorbs nutrients, and helps fuel & maintain your body. If your gut is imbalanced or unhealthy your body will struggle to rid itself of toxins & metabolic waste. This can even cause your body to be more prone to chronic illnesses

Healing Noni receives hundreds of reviews indicating Noni is beneficial to gut health specifically, Read the symptoms below and see if you should try Noni today.

5 Signs Of An Abused Gut

1. Fatigue

Feeling tired and lacking energy on a daily basis is a common sign of an unhealthy gut. How does it work? The pathogenic bacteria create by-products that cause the intestinal lining & immune system to release molecules to fight infection, causing inflammation in the gut. When the gut is inflamed it decreases energy levels which can affect your body long-term, lasting months or even years!

2. Bloating and/or gas

Bloating occurs when the organs of your digestive system are stretched or when food moves too slowly through your system. Eating too fast and swallowing air or drinking carbonated beverages can cause bloating and discomfort. But the most common cause of bloating is changes in your diet. The bacteria within your gut is determined by the foods you consume & can lead to bloating and gas

3. Cravings

Food cravings whether it’s salty, sour, or sweet, can be another common sign of an abused gut. For example, if we have a lot of sugar in our diet, bacteria that feed off sugar will flourish and your body will crave more sugar. When we eat prebiotic fiber, certain species of gut bacteria produce short-chain fatty acids to ferment and break down fiber. During this process, gut bacteria produce a chemical that helps suppress appetite & helps you feel satiated.

4. Unintentional weight changes 

Struggling to lose or even maintain weight? The balance of gut bacteria can even affect the way your body stores fat, causing unwanted weight fluctuations. If your diet contains more animal protein and fat, your gut will have a higher ratio of Bacteroidetes bacteria. However if your diet contains lots of healthy fibers and carbohydrates, your gut will have a higher ratio of Prevotella bacteria. Why does this matter? During this 26 week long weight loss study, The people who had a higher ratio of Prevotella bacteria lost more weight (5.1 pounds) rather than those with more Bacteroidetes in their intestines!

5. Skin Irritation & Acne

Fighting acne or skin irritations? The source of your problems could be internal. An overflow of bad bacteria will settle in your small intestine, impacting the function of digesting food and absorbing nutrients properly. This leads to an overgrowth of bacteria which will unbalance your stomach microbiome, causing health issues including acne and skin irritations. Healthy skin is a sign of a happy gut, external health will always reflect your internal well-being

3 steps to a Healthier Gut

1. Add Noni to your morning routine

Noni is known for its many health benefits, specifically its anti-bacterial & anti-inflammatory properties. The juice is rich in fatty acids which improve the function of cell membranes, strengthening your body and digestive system.

2. Add More Fiber foods to your diet 

Gradually incorporating fiber-rich foods like oats, avocados, chickpeas, and pears can help your digestive system by feeding the good bacteria in your gut. Studies find that a fiber diet feeds and makes microbes thrive, increasing the number and kind of bacteria. This benefits your immune system function and lowers inflammation in the gut. 

3. Remove foods that contain lots of sugar and saturated fats

Avoiding unhealthy food is just as important as adding Noni and Fiber to your diet! As they say, you are what you eat. Excessive refined carb and sugar intake from white bread, donuts, cereals, and soda has been shown to negatively impact the gut by feeding bad bacteria and promoting inflammation. 

Here is a list of foods to consider adding or continue to add to your diet:

  • Raspberries 
  • Pear 
  • Apple
  • Broccoli 
  • Quinoa 
  • Chia seeds 
  • Black beans 
  • Almond